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George Freeman's Expert Bowling Tips

-Spare Balls
02/20/2001 - By George Freeman
      Yes, all bowling balls are round, but not all bowling balls were created equal. Some hook, some don't. Some hook early, some hook late. Each bowling ball in your arsenal should be designed to do something a little different. However, one thing that is sometimes overlooked is the use of a spare ball. In other words, a ball that goes relatively straight, so as to eliminate guesswork in hooking the ball into spares. In my own opinion (others will dispute this, and it really is a matter of personal preference), the less ground a bowling ball has to cover going down the lane, the better chance the ball will have in finding its intended target.

      Generally, a spare ball is something every bowler should consider having in their arsenal. Hooking the ball into spares can be a tricky business, especially on lanes that are "spotty." The ball will go from oil to dry to oil, and it will make spare shooting difficult. As I'm sure a math major once said, "The quickest way between two points is a straight line." In bowling, it is also the easiest way.

      Plastic bowling balls don't have to be boring either. You can find plastic balls that are rainbow colored and ones with skulls, beer bottles, and any number of other designs in them as well. So you can be creative.

      Having a spare ball in your bag isn't a necessity per se, but it is something you should definitely consider.


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